The Twilight of the Nation State

The Twilight of the Nation State : Globalisation, Chaos and War

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'A strikingly intelligent, lucid and troubling book...It is essential reading.' Eric Hobsbawm 'A thoughtful, well-documented, and passionately argued account." Giovanni Arrighi, Johns Hopkins University 'A timely warning that globalisation is bringing about profound changes in the nation state and the international order.' Shashi Tharoor, Undersecretary General for Public Affairs of the United Nations, New York This groundbreaking book offers an in-depth historical perspective on the rise of capitalism, written by one of the leading scholars of the Global South. Arguing that globalisation is generally poorly understood, Jha offers a new synthesis of political and economic theory that sheds light on the consequences of rapid industrialisation worldwide. Writing from outside the usual Western perspective, the book challenges many of the usual preconceptions about the impact of globalisation. Jha argues that capitalism has developed in four major stages. With a foreword by Eric Hobsbawm, the book provides a detailed history of the rise of capitalism from its early days through the industrial revolution until today. Examining the role of the nation state, this book presents a truly unique perspective on globalisation that will be of interest to all students of economic theory and international relations.show more

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  • Hardback | 412 pages
  • 158 x 244 x 30mm | 780.19g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0745325300
  • 9780745325309

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In the spirit of ecumenical scholarship of the left, I can heartily recommend The Twilight of the Nation State. It is by far the most convincing case I have seen for the globalization hypothesis, as well as being an impassioned manifesto against the rich and powerful on behalf of the world's disempowered majority. -- Louis Proyect Prem Jha's book is a thoughtful, well-documented, and passionately argued account of the danger that the present crisis of US hegemony may be headed toward endless chaos rather than a new world order. It should be read by anyone who cares about the future of world society. -- Giovanni Arrighi, Johns Hopkins University Prem Jha is one of the few experts on globalization from the developing world. He offers a cogent account of its grand possibilities but also warns against its pitfalls. He does so by avoiding the trap of viewing it solely through the lens of economics. His book is a timely warning that globalisation is bringing about profound changes in the nation state and the international order. These need to be fully understood in order to be managed. -- Shashi Tharoor, Undersecretary General for Public Affairs of the United Nations, New Yorkshow more

About Prem Shankar Jha

Prem Shankar Jha is a columnist and former editor of the Hindustan Times, New Delhi's main morning daily. He has worked as a consultant to the UN Centre for Human settlements and the World Bank. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and a Visiting Professor and Lecturer at the University of Virginia. His books include India a Political Economy of Stagnation (OUP, 1980), In the Eye of the Cyclone: The Crisis in Indian Democracy (Viking, 1993), and Kashmir 1947: Rival Versions of History (OUP, 1996).show more

Table of contents

1 Two Views of the Future 2 The End of History 3 Four Cycles of Capital Accumulation 4 The Onset of Chaos 5 Seven Explanations for the End of the Golden Age 6 The Emergence of the Global Market 7 The End of Organised Capitalism 8 Disorganisation of the Periphery 9 Assault on Economic Sovereignty 10 Growing Obsolescence of the Nation State 11 Rehearsal for Empire 12 The End of the Westphalian Order 13 Struggle for Hegemony 14 Loss of Hegemony 15 Towards Darkness Notes Indexshow more

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